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Good Samaritans Face Fine After Rescuing Deer From Icy Water
WJZ TV Baltimore ^ | 12/17/10 | Alex DeMetrick

Posted on 12/17/2010 7:06:58 PM PST by Lmo56

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ) – They fought to save a life, and now they say they’ll fight the fine.

It all revolves around the rescue of a deer trapped in icy water Thursday night.

Alex DeMetrick reports that good deed was rewarded with tickets.

Strangers banded together to pull a deer out of the freezing water of the Patapsco River on Thursday night.

“We seen the deer going under,” said Khalil Abusakran. “It couldn’t maintain. It was starting to freeze, and it was really getting bad.”

Abusakran brought a raft, and Jim Hart joined him.

“We had oars and shovels to break the ice, for the deer to get out,” Abusakran said.

But in the excited aftermath of the rescue, a natural resources police officer on the scene wrote both men a ticket.

“And he didn’t say anything,” Jim Hart said. “We went in and out of the water numerous times. He didn’t stop us at all.”

They say they were ticketed for not wearing life vests, although both are over the age for mandatory use of flotation devices.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimore.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: deer; duplicate; hunting; tickets
Only in MD ...

I live in MD - was a forestry major in college. Worked a deer check-in during deer hunting season. A milkman brought a deer that he hit to the check-in station [its the law]. He had hit it with his truck as it was chased by dogs and hunters. The DNR officer wrote him a ticket for not having a license or deer tag ...

1 posted on 12/17/2010 7:07:04 PM PST by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56

I have a strong urge to take a baseball bat to the kneecaps of this “natural resources police officer”.


2 posted on 12/17/2010 7:10:01 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: Lmo56

3 posted on 12/17/2010 7:11:11 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Lmo56

Catch the deer and let it loose in city hall.


4 posted on 12/17/2010 7:13:33 PM PST by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Lmo56

It’s getting to be the American way.
Punish good behavior, reward bad behavior.


5 posted on 12/17/2010 7:13:56 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lmo56

Demand a jury trial.


6 posted on 12/17/2010 7:14:01 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Lmo56

“a natural resources police officer”

Anyone else see the problem(s) here?


7 posted on 12/17/2010 7:16:59 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: Lmo56
Tear up the ticket and say "Bite me". They can't arrest us all. There are more of us, than them. And we're better armed. Time for them to remember that.

/johnny

8 posted on 12/17/2010 7:19:16 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Williams

“a natural resources police officer”

I see more wrong with this. It sort of encapsulates the totalitarian regime we are becoming trapped in.


9 posted on 12/17/2010 7:20:09 PM PST by Chickensoup (I am no longer Republican or Democrat, I am Conservative.)
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To: Lmo56

There has got to be a Police Chief or Sheriff in Maryland who just participated in their First Joint Conference that will rectify this Great Injustice! Fix It Now!


10 posted on 12/17/2010 7:29:16 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: Lmo56
Only in MD ...

It is a perfect Maryland story, but I think the same thing could happen in California. The two states have a lot in common.

The idiot who wrote the ticket will of course be promoted, not fired.

11 posted on 12/17/2010 7:30:49 PM PST by TChad
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To: TChad

My favorite drive thru Maryland is on Interstate 81.


12 posted on 12/17/2010 7:32:27 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Lmo56

“.......a natural resources police officer on the scene wrote both men a ticket.”

Joe Liberal with a badge out of a box of Kashi writes a ticket for no floatation devices in the rescue of a deer, and these guys have to fight the ticket in a legitimate American criminal court!?

I’ve been reading some amazing stuff going on in the country I used to think I knew lately, but this one has to be one of the most outrageous.


13 posted on 12/17/2010 7:38:55 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Lmo56
a natural resources police officer on the scene wrote both men a tick

Their mistake was not plugging the rescued deer hole with the same-sized natural resources police officer.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

14 posted on 12/17/2010 7:42:23 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Lmo56

I am speechless!
in my opinion the entire northeastern portion of this country has reached a point of no return.
I really do not think there is any hope for the states north of north Carolina and east of Ohio. Maybe the will form their own country and leave the rest of us alone.


15 posted on 12/17/2010 7:46:58 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: who knows what evil?

“My favorite drive thru Maryland is on Interstate 81.”

Is that because you’re in and out before you know it?

I have to detour around this section of 81 next week because Maryland does not honor reciprocity with my FL CCW. All the other states on our route do (with certain minor restrictions).


16 posted on 12/17/2010 7:49:40 PM PST by panaxanax (IMPEACH THE MUSLIM MARXIST....NOW!!!)
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To: TChad

>> The two states have a lot in common <<

Indeed. I’d say the prime example is Her Royal Highness Nancy Pelosi, literally born to “political royalty” in Baltimore and now a major figure in San Francisco’s Demo Party machine.


17 posted on 12/17/2010 7:50:36 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Ronin

Must have been a democrap, saw an opportunity to make a buck for the state. And the libs have the gall to call conservatives Nazis.


18 posted on 12/17/2010 7:55:46 PM PST by eaglesiniowa ((Hope is not a course of action))
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To: panaxanax

>> I have to detour around this section of 81 next week <<

Maybe you’re trying to be humorous. If so, read no further in this post.

But in case you’re serious, I’d say you should learn something about the Federal firearms laws — which make it perfectly legal for an interstate traveler to carry a gun thru a jurisdiction where the gun in question would otherwise be illegal, as long as the gun owner is allowed legally to possess the gun at both his destination and his trip’s point of origination.

(You will, however, need to stow the gun unloaded in a secure and locked container, preferably in the trunk — if your vehicle has a trunk. And you can’t spend more than one night in the “forbidden” jurisdiction.)


19 posted on 12/17/2010 7:59:22 PM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Lmo56

Guilty until proven innocent.


20 posted on 12/17/2010 8:01:47 PM PST by matt04
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To: panaxanax
Is that because you’re in and out before you know it?

About five or ten minutes, isn't it?

21 posted on 12/17/2010 8:08:40 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Hawthorn
I’d say the prime example is Her Royal Highness Nancy Pelosi...

You're right, I had forgotten about that. Nancy has that infuriating politically correct smugness that I associate with both MD and CA government employees.

22 posted on 12/17/2010 8:09:21 PM PST by TChad
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To: Tupelo
Good luck with that. The idiots would be starving and living in the dark in under a week. Then they would come to your door wanting you to take care of them.
23 posted on 12/17/2010 8:15:41 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Williams

I think you’ve identified another item to cut from the State or Federal budget...probably have these “resource officers” in both State and Federal positions. It’s no wonder this country is insane and broke!


24 posted on 12/17/2010 8:18:13 PM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: Lmo56

I think it’s the individuals that are at fault in these kinds of things. They either are too ignorant of the real laws, cannot or are unable to make a real-time decision, or are too afraid of having someone accuse them of not doing their job (usually their boss).


25 posted on 12/17/2010 8:20:33 PM PST by stuartcr (When politicians politicize issues, aren't they just doing their job?)
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To: Hawthorn

>>”I’d say you should learn something about the Federal firearms laws — which make it perfectly legal for an interstate traveler to carry a gun thru a jurisdiction where the gun in question would otherwise be illegal,...”<<

Not trying to be humorous. Maybe you would interpret the following different than I did. “...knowingly transport a handgun in any vehicle traveling on public roads, highways, waterways or airways or upon roads or parking lots generally used by the public.”

To me that means NO!

http://www.mcsm.org/mdlaw.html

“It is unlawful for any person without a permit to wear or carry a handgun, openly or concealed, upon or about his person, >>>> or to knowingly transport a handgun in any vehicle traveling on public roads, highways, waterways or airways or upon roads or parking lots generally used by the public. <<<< This does not apply to any person wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun within the confines of real estate owned or leased by him, or on which he resided, or within the confines of a business establishment owned or leased by him.” [3]


26 posted on 12/17/2010 8:39:28 PM PST by panaxanax (IMPEACH THE MUSLIM MARXIST....NOW!!!)
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To: Lmo56

Good Muslims Face Reward After Rescuing Deer From Icy Water


27 posted on 12/17/2010 9:16:40 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Lmo56

Good Muslims Face Reward After Rescuing Pig From Icy Water


28 posted on 12/17/2010 9:17:19 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Lmo56

This would happen in Wisconsin as well. DNR guy would write a ticket like that, easy.


29 posted on 12/17/2010 9:24:47 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Ronin

The guys were probably too wet and cold to think clearly after all that, but if it were me and I was thinking, I and the other guy would have thrown the DNR dud into the watery hole we rescued the deer from.


30 posted on 12/17/2010 9:26:43 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Ronin

Welcome to marxist Gov. O’Malley’s marxist state of “1984.”

I got smart and left in 1966. I live in Virginia where we have more sane people than insane ones. In Maryland, the sane live in fear while the insane hunt or ticket them.

Hey assholes in Maryland. You voted for this bastard and his munchens Mikulski and Cardin and Der Furher Von Hollen and Cummings and Pinsky, etc. You are getting what you deserve:

decaying city - Baltimore, with lots of crime, continually jailed or deposed mayors, high taxes, high unemployment, decrepit schools for the most part graduating new generations of welfare mothers and wanton fathers with few job skills and even less desire to be something worthwhile.

corrupt politicians - the list is too long.

Anti-business licensing fees, taxes, etc. Look at West Baltimore for a shithole. Oh where is Curtis Bay’s shipbuilding industries? Bethlehem Steel?

Yep, you got what you deserved and it isn’t going to get any better.

At least in my family, we put a bunch of career criminals away for a good while.

Hey O’Malley - ever going to use the Death Penalty? How about the corrupt, immoral Democrat-controlled legislature pushing for using the DP instead of abolishing it? You’ve got enough criminal killers around to keep Old Sparky in business for years.

I’d ask why God did this to what was once a good state, but I think God moved to Virgina and doesn’t want to get involved in that failure across the Potomac.

Price Georges County anyone? The bodies are piled high and the politicians are finally going to jail, while the average citizen still gets screwed by taxes, crimes, corruption. Yep, you voted for those bastards and you got them. Good for you!


31 posted on 12/17/2010 9:27:59 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: panaxanax

That means no, if you live in Maryland, or are visiting someone in Maryland. Federal laws apply for poeple who are just passing through. I don;t have the exact sections of FOPA as applicable, but here’s the NRA summary of it:

[quote]Under FOPA, notwithstanding any state or local law, a person is entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully possess such firearm to any other place where he or she may lawfully possess it, if the firearm is unloaded and locked out of reach. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm shall be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Ammunition that is either locked out of reach in the trunk or in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console is also covered. FOPA also seems to provide for necessary stops, like gasoline and rest.[/quote]

http://www.nraila.org/gunlaws/federal/read.aspx?id=59


32 posted on 12/17/2010 10:16:02 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: panaxanax
That means no, if you live in Maryland, or are visiting someone in Maryland. Federal laws apply for poeple who are just passing through. I don;t have the exact sections of FOPA as applicable, but here's the NRA summary of it:

Under FOPA, notwithstanding any state or local law, a person is entitled to transport a firearm from any place where he or she may lawfully possess such firearm to any other place where he or she may lawfully possess it, if the firearm is unloaded and locked out of reach. In vehicles without a trunk, the unloaded firearm shall be in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console. Ammunition that is either locked out of reach in the trunk or in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console is also covered. FOPA also seems to provide for necessary stops, like gasoline and rest.

http://www.nraila.org/gunlaws/federal/read.aspx?id=59
33 posted on 12/17/2010 10:19:25 PM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

My fellow prole’s, this ain’t America anymore.

BUT BE ADVISED, WE ARE TAKEING IT BACK!!!!!!!!!!


34 posted on 12/17/2010 10:54:42 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: Svartalfiar; Hawthorn

Thanks to you both. We’re just traveling through the state and don’t plan any stops. I will place my pistol in a locked box (unloaded) and put it in the back of the truck while traveling through MD.

Thanks again. Merry Christmas


35 posted on 12/18/2010 6:36:31 AM PST by panaxanax (IMPEACH THE MUSLIM MARXIST....NOW!!!)
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To: panaxanax; Svartalfiar

Thanks, Svartalfiar, for clarifying a point I was trying to make, namely, that when INTERSTATE travel is involved, the Federal firearms statutes “trump” local and state laws.

For example, even back in the days when handguns were totally outlawed in the District of Columbia, a Virginia resident could legally drive thru DC with a handgun locked in his trunk, as long as he was journeying to a state like Pennsylvania where his gun would be legal.


36 posted on 12/18/2010 7:54:44 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: Hawthorn; Svartalfiar

You guys saved me some gas money, thanks. I’ll use it to buy more ammo.


37 posted on 12/18/2010 8:52:01 AM PST by panaxanax (IMPEACH THE MUSLIM MARXIST....NOW!!!)
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To: Lmo56
Dopes. Next time use a helicopter. [link to YouTube vid]
38 posted on 12/18/2010 9:48:57 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: JRandomFreeper; Lmo56
To heck with them all...let nature take its course!

In the print version this week in the local rag they featured a story of a DEP officer who rescued a small doe from an icy grave in a semi-frozen pond. The story elaborated by a huge photo with the animal wrapped in blankets ..ending the tale that she died anyway from hypothermia. And I should mention the DEP officer spent the WHOLE day [while he was on the clock] trying to save her.


39 posted on 12/18/2010 12:47:23 PM PST by Daffynition
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Oopsie for the non-working GIF


40 posted on 12/18/2010 12:49:36 PM PST by Daffynition
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